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“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for us.’”
— John Ruskin
 
 

WateR Brings Life

Canals are not just bodies of water. They bring life and vitality to parts which would otherwise be barren and lacking. They help irrigate the lands they pass through and open up new avenues of commerce and transportation. They are like arteries, pumping lifeblood and transforming every region they pass through.

The most inspiring part about canals is the fact that they are man-made. Through our effort we furrow the earth, creating fissures to bridge the gap between what is and what could be. Through our effort we increase our agricultural yield and reduce our transportation costs. We are responsible for transforming our world for the better.

Our grandest achievements would include the Suez and the Panama which connected the Indian to the Atlantic and the Atlantic to the Pacific. The greatness of our success, however, cannot be measured merely in the increased commerce they generate but in the confidence they inspire in us to take charge of our own destiny.